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UK Hoops coach to throw out first pitch

Posted: 05/14/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky head women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell will be on hand Friday, May 16 to throw out the first pitch when the 20th-ranked UK baseball team takes on the Ole Miss Rebels. First pitch at Cliff Hagan Stadium is slated for 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Expect the unexpected at Saturday's Preakness

Posted: 05/14/2008 - BALTIMORE (AP) - Strange things always seem to happen at the Preakness. A drunken fan runs onto the track and punches at speeding horses. Barbaro breaks down in 2006. A race day power outage costs Pimlico millions of dollars.

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Reds, Volquez Mow Down Marlins

Updated: 05/13/2008 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Edinson Volquez pitched six effective innings, Joey Votto homered, and the Cincinnati Reds earned a costly 5-3 victory over the Florida Marlins tonight.

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NCAA promises to investigate Mayo

Posted: 05/13/2008 - HOUSTON (AP) - Saying the NCAA has "new information," president Myles Brand promised to investigate former Southern California basketball star O.J. Mayo, who allegedly received thousands of dollars in gifts from money given to an event promoter by a sports agency.

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Storm Cat retired after 21 years

Posted: 05/13/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - One of the top stallions in thoroughbred racing history is being retired after 21 years.

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Gayego added to Preakness field

Posted: 05/13/2008 - BALTIMORE (AP) - Looks like Big Brown won't be the lone Kentucky Derby horse in the Preakness after all.

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Cats Knock Off Murray State In Extra-Innings

Updated: 05/13/2008 - PADUCAH, Ky. – Keenan Wiley tied the game in the top of the ninth inning with a two out, two-run double and Chris Wade singled home the game-winning run in the top of the 10th, as the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats used three unanswered runs in the final two innings to come-from-behind for a 4-3 win over Murray State, in front of a school-record 1,651 fans at Brooks Stadium.

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Agency Representing Mayo Denies Illegal Activity

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The sports agency representing O.J. Mayo denied any illegal activity involving the Southern California star on Monday, a day after ESPN reported Bill Duffy Associates gave cash to an event promoter who provided gifts.

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O.J. Mayo Accused Of Getting Cash And Benefits From Promoter

Updated: 05/11/2008 - A former associate of USC freshman guard O.J. Mayo claims the basketball star received thousands of dollars in cash and other gifts from an event promoter over the past four years that would violate NCAA rules, ESPN reported Sunday.

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Cats Clobber Vols 20-5, Sweep Series In Knoxville

Updated: 05/11/2008 - Behind 20 runs – including 13 runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings – the No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats notched its first series sweep over the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville in 20 years, handing UT a 20-5 loss on a windy Sunday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

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Cats get defensive in win at Tennessee

Updated: 05/10/2008 - KNOXVILLE -- Senior Aaron Lovett came on in relief of starter James Paxton in the third inning and worked 6.2 innings allowing just two runs, as the No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats secured a crucial road series with the Tennessee Volunteers with a 5-2 win on Saturday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

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Riddle Breaks Single-Season HR Record

Updated: 05/10/2008 - Earlier this week, Rowan County's Amber Riddle broke the home run record for girls softball with the 31st of her career against Mason County. Saturday morning, Riddle claimed the single-season mark with homers 13 and 14 versus Trimble County.

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UK's Nutter Field House undergoing renovation

Posted: 05/10/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky will replace the artificial turf inside the Nutter Field House with FieldTurf, the latest upgrade to the school's football facilities.

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Gillispie expects Jasper will transfer

Updated: 05/10/2008 - UK coach Billy Gillispie says he expects sophomore guard Derrick Jasper will seek his release and transfer to another school. The coach made the comments during a morning news conference at Memorial Coliseum.

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Cats weather Vols, win 5-3

Posted: 05/10/2008 - KNOXVILLE -- Collin Cowgill and Sawyer Carroll each homered and Cowgill finished 3-for-4 with three-RBI, as the No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats utilized three runs in the top of the eighth inning to break open a 2-2 game, handing the Tennessee Volunteers a 5-3 loss in the series-opener, in front of 1,918 fans at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

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Perry takes 1-shot lead at Sawgrass

Posted: 05/09/2008 - By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Hot blasts of wind on a diabolical course made The Players Championship tough enough to turn someone's hair gray. Not that the leaders needed any help with that Friday. Kenny Perry, who first showed up at Sawgrass 20 years ago, kept his wits and his patience in 35 mph gusts and made only one bogey in a solid round of 2-under 70 that gave him a one-shot lead going into the weekend.

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Williams will seek transfer

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Earlier this year, UK coach Billy Gillispie said freshman big man Morakinyo Williams likely would be transferring to another school. Now it seems apparant that Williams is on his way out.

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UPS strikes deal with Big Brown's owners and jockey

Posted: 05/09/2008 - ATLANTA (AP) - UPS believes Big Brown is the complete package. The shipping giant is trying to capitalize on Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, whose minority owner named the horse in the company's honor.

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Two-Minute Warning With Tom Hammond

Updated: 05/08/2008 - Tom Hammond is a busy man these days. The former Lafayette product and UK grad has become the face of NBC’s thoroughbred racing coverage, but around Central Kentucky, Wildcat fans know Hammond as a fixture on Raycom Sports’ SEC basketball broadcasts.

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Jockey Club reviewing industry safety

Posted: 05/08/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The death of Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles has the thoroughbred industry taking a closer look at equine safety.

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Cats hit road for huge series at Tennessee

Posted: 05/08/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- In a tie for the eighth and final spot in the Southeastern Conference Tournament with Tennessee, the No. 22 Kentucky baseball team hits the road for its final road series of the season, a pivotal three-game set with the Volunteers, beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

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Hood commits to Cats

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Madisonville's Jon Hood became the fifth player in the last two weeks to commit to play basketball at Kentucky. Hood, a 6-foot-6 junior, had offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Mississippi.

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